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  1. THIS! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks, jdm I did search for ‘hand fit’ prior ting this thread. Can you suggest a more precise terminology? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. So far I’m only messing about w/ 7S26 and NH36a. I have assumed the hand sizes are identical but it’s a good in the “belt & suspenders” mode of diligence! As far as tightening the openings of the hands goes: any tips? Is it as simple as gently cold-setting the flange inward? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks guys! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hello all, I’ve been furiously modding and re-modding Seiko-based timekeepers over the last several months. I’m chasing aesthetic experiments swapping handsets and dials zeroing in on my own ‘grammar of design’ while making much-needed improvements to my technical skills. Two different dial/handset swaps I performed this week appear to suffer from what I theorize are fatigued handsets: the hour hand on each appear properly seated on the arbor but can slip with only a gentle knock to the side of the case. Is there a ‘rule of thumb’ for how many times hands may be removed and re-pressed? Each of these handsets have been pressed 3 or 4 times so far. Is there something in my technique that could have contributed? I use a plastic protection sheet over the hands and the symmetric hand pulling tool. I see no cosmetic damage. Is there a way to gently improve the friction capacity or are the hands toast? I am an experienced bicycle, motorcycle, and car mechanic but am having trouble imagining a shim or knurling solution here. Many thanks! Ted Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Hello everyone, Santa brought me a starter set of watchmaking tools to compliment the pile of broken Seiko SKX and SNKs I’ve been collecting Four months in I’m learning that force is very relative, you get what you pay for with watchmaking tools, and patience may the most important tool in my kit I can’t thank you all enough for the wealth of knowledge so generously available here and look forward to becoming part of the conversation! All the best, Ted Rzad Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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